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Jungle Roost, a beautifully appointed 4 story tree house near the beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6 to 8 (extra beds available)

Imagine being 4 levels up, nestled in Costa Rica’s spectacular, pristine canopy. Welcome to Jungle Roost!

Enjoy your morning coffee on the wraparound deck watching monkeys foraging and making their way across the treetops.

This 2,500 ft2 home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and is fully and comfortably furnished. It has floor to ceiling windows with unobstructed views designed to bring the outside into the open and welcoming interior. The architectural design of this unique home includes numerous sliding glass doors that open to allow breezes through the house. There are ceiling fans and AC throughout the house.

The ground level has ample parking, a laundry room equipped with a washer and dryer. The main level includes a spacious great room, fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar/island, deck surrounding the living area, and bathroom. The outdoor dining gazebo is a little piece of paradise.

Walk up one level to the expansive master bedroom with queen size bed, sliding doors to the wraparound deck, and massive windows for unobstructed views of the canopy wildlife. This level also has a full bathroom.

Walk up another level to the fourth floor where there are two beautiful decorated bedrooms with queen size beds and a full bathroom. Both bedrooms have floor to ceiling sliding glass doors on two walls providing access to the wraparound deck where there is a large outdoor chesterfield for quiet reading or siestas. Don’t be surprised if a monkey (or 10!) sneaks past. Stay still and they will just amble by looking to jump from the balcony to the nearest tree. You will be tempted to feed them but please refrain – there is plenty of healthy food in the jungle.

The nearby beach is gorgeous and quiet. If you are in the mood for more people, funky bars, good restaurants, surf schools, groceries parasailing and fun shopping, just stroll 15 or 20 minutes along the white sand to Manuel Antonio.

More Details

Heather Soame
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, French Speaker Available
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Heather Soame

My name is Heather Soame. I am a retired school teacher and school vice principal. I love landscaping and animals. The two work hand in had as I have developed Jungle Roost into a botanical garden that attracts an enormous variety of birds, butterflies, 3 species of monkeys, sloths, iguanas and much more. I purchased Jungle Roost because of its private jungle location and close proximity to one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. My staff all love the property and enjoy working with me to keep Jungle Roost a wonderful place to be.

Heather Soame purchased this house in 2000

Why Heather Soame chose Manuel Antonio

It is so private yet close to all amenities. I looked all over Costa Rica and this was the only property I wanted. I was very lucky to find it and be able to buy it.

What makes this house unique

I stumbled upon Jungle Roost when I was walking to the beach one day. There was no for sale sign but I couldn't get the amazing setting and architecture out of my mind. After looking at many places for sale I finally told the real estate agent that the house I loved was not for sale. I described it to him and he said, "You're in luck. It is for sale we just haven't posted a sign yet. And the rest is history.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Manuel Antonio in Quepos

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • There is a full bathroom on every floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • There is also a good quality double air bed if required and 2 single beds with accompanying quality linens. These can be placed anywhere in the house that suits the guests. Parents often like to configure sleeping arrangements for their children in specific ways and this is easy to do. The bedrooms all have effective ceiling fans and are all air-conditioned. Large sliding glass doors provide beautiful views. The layout allows for private reading, siestas and quiet time. Beds are very comfortable and all rooms are tastefully decorated for your enjoyment. All windows and sliding doors have screens allowing for gorgeous breezes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The house is nestled in a private jungle location yet close to ALL amenities. The concierge will be happy to put together a suggested itinerary. There are excursions to amazing waterfalls via hiking or lovely, healthy horses, zip lining, rafting, spice farms and coffee country... you name it. The concierge will also let you know about special restaurant deals and live music events. There is much to do. Manuel Antonio State Park also a short distance. You can get there by walking along the beach. The concierge will arrange for an educational guide if you like. Enjoy lunch on white sand beaches. Surfing, zip lining, rafting, fishing, ATV tours, hiking, spas can also be arranged through the concierge. Guests always comment when they arrive that everything is so much better than the pictures depict. A nice surprise! They also can't believe the constant wildlife. This is why Jungle Roost has many repeat visitors. A perfect destination for a weeks holiday in paradise!


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Jungle Roost, a beautifully appointed 4 story tree house near the beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

A wonderful vacation house!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 recently spent a week at Jungle Roost. The grounds and setting are gorgeous!! We loved the treehouse feel of the house. All of the decks and windows make it perfect for viewing the abundant wildlife. The kitchen and bathrooms were just adequate and the living room was a bit cramped when all 5 of us wanted to sit and relax inside but outside seating is plentiful. Luis was awesome!! He went out of his way to make sure we had a great stay. My girls (13,11 and 9) loved the pool and I loved having a washer and dryer. The walk to town and to the beach is a bit of a trek-which was great excercise but the hills were a little much for my kids when it was hot. There are plenty of restaurants in town and a corner market with all of the staples. Luis arranged zip lining and a mangrove boat tour for us. Both were fantastic! We also used Paddle 9 for an adventurous waterfall tour. They were super. My husband and I discovered the hotel Makanda around the corner from the house. It is a must for a romantic happy hour. Overall we had an amazing vacation and made memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calgary, AB

Nature and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The best part of this house is the outdoor space where you can relax by the pool and watch the wildlife go by. Some like to visit! We saw more wildlife here than in the National Park. Great beaches. It was nice to be able to walk to the beach and leave your car. Paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soldotna, Alaska

Jungle Roost is everything promised and so much more!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family met in Costa Rica for a true family vacation including Mom, Dad, and our three adult children 19, 21, and 24. Jungle Roost was absolutely the finest accommodation we could have possibly chosen for our vacation. First of all the location is perfect. Actually in town, yet so private you have to look very hard to see any neighbors. You can walk to the beach, Resturaunts, Pharmacy, and shops. We rented a car, but you would not have to.

Second, this home is so closely tied to the surrounding forest, it is difficult to discern where the house ends and jungle starts. The gardens are incredible and lovingly tended by Heather and her helpers. Just wandering on all the paths and getting up close with flora and fauna is so relaxing that I spent a day just taking pictures and quietly taking it all in. The house itself it so lovingly decorated and maintained that you instantly feel at home. There is glass everywhere so it’s almost like you’re camping, yet surrrounded by a home that has every amenity you could possibly need, from tons of luxurious towels to every cooking utensil, to binoculars to find every animal possible , to three levels of decks with cozy sitting areas on three sides of this gorgeous place!! Every single time we wished we had something, we’d find it ! The home is very well-maintained and any issue we had was immediately addressed. Once we accidentally locked ourselves out, and within 10 minutes, Luis was there to open the door for us.

Now, for the best part! The wildlife. WOW!

It is absolutely stunning. Every morning around 5:30, the howler monkeys begin “serenading “ you. They move very loudly to the house, and beyond. They are usually pretty serious about feeding and are close enough to get fantastic pictures, but they don’t stay long. Then here come the capuchins, much more personality and more playful, and willing to get close to people. Also amazing pictures, a much quieter bunch. Then the squirrel monkeys arrive, tiny and adventurous and by far the most adorable. Then the ever present sloth(s), my favorite and always hanging out nearby.

Finally the most comforting part is Luis. The property manager. He helped us get to the property through a pouring rainstorm, scheduled ALL of our tours (ATV, whitewater, horseback, tuna fishing, and zip lining!!!) . And checked in on us to make sure all was well. And recommended some awesome restaurants. He was very very helpful AND professional. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kountze, TX

Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children ages 3 & 4) and my adult sister had the pleasure of staying at Jungle Roost from April 21-27. I cannot say enough great things about the house, location, staff, etc. We were in paradise for a week...and I cried when I left. Everything about Costa Rica was beautiful; the country, the people, EVERYTHING. Heather was a joy to talk with and be able to meet, and Luis was a wonderful concierge and handled everything from our taxi reservations, private chef reservations, grocery shopping, you name it...he handled it. This was the best vacation of our lives and we cannot wait to go back and hopefully stay at Jungle Roost again!

Again, thank you for allowing us into your home, can truly see the love you have put into it. Luis--you were AWESOME! We can't thank you enough for all that you did for us while we were there. I think of this house and the memories made there with my family almost constantly.



  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay at the Jungle Roost

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed 6 nights at the Jungle Roost and enjoyed every minute of it. The location of this property is second to none. It is a short distant to the beach, but the amount of wildlife around the house might just be the most abundant we have seen in Costa Rica and that is saying alot. The pool was the perfect temperature and well maintained, as were the grounds and landscaping.

Heather and Luis were very responsive to any needs we may have had, and we were very appreciative of their services.

Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. You were wonderful guests. I hope you will return again. All the best, Heather
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An amazing house with monkeys galore!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Heather's beautiful home in April 2018 - a family of 4. This beautiful house is spacious, light filled and had so many seating areas dotted around the balconies and garden. The pool was fantastic and a lovely change from the beautiful beach nearby (just a walk down the (steep) hill) and was a great way to cool down. What made the house for us was the wildlife - we could swim in the pool and watch 20-40 monkeys (howler, capuchin and squirrel) pass through the trees on a daily basis. Just amazing to watch. Heather made sure we had all the information we needed for arrival and special mention must go to Luis for making us so welcome and looking after us during our stay with tour and restaurant bookings. Don't hesitate in booking it as we cant recommend it highly enough. We look forward to returning some day.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for submitting a review of Jungle Roost. It makes it all worth the effort and is much appreciated. I hope you will return one day. Heather
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Zip Lining, ATV, fishing, whale watching, horseback riding, water fall excursions, mangrove tours, spice farms, coffee plantations, etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas and New Year's
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
6 Jan 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
March Break
9 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
24 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas and New Year's
21 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information


- the 4 night minimum is at the owner's discretion, and may cost slightly more per night than a 7 night rental to cover the costs of preparing the house for short term stays. Be advised, guests often wish they had booked Jungle Roost for the full week rather than divide their time between other places.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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